Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I know I've said this before, but having toddlers is a pretty hilarious experience.  Charlotte is just now becoming really verbal, so that in and of itself cracks Michael and I up every night (her talkative self comes out after Maya goes to bed, when she has a chance to get a word in!).  Daily, Maya is trying to figure out the world and her place in it, and often she is trapped in-between concrete thinking and make-believe.  I keep meaning to write down all of the funny things they say because I know that, before too long, these days of toddler hilarity will be replaced with more understanding and eventually they will know much more than me (and that is said with only partial sarcasm!).  Here are some of the latest gems:

Maya has been really curious about driving lately, and will ask me a million questions about other cars on the road, why I have my hands on the wheel, why we're stopping, why I'm turning or not turning, etc.  She is pretty obsessed with the curb and how it prevents us from driving up on the sidewalk, into peoples' yards, and the like.  These questions and conversations are not prompted by any in particular event (and I assure you I have never driven on the sidewalk, into a yard, or into trees!)
 Maya ~ Mommy, don't drive into the trees, then the car would be broken and we'd have to get a new one!
Me ~ Well, that's not exactly how it works...
Maya ~ Oh, well we'd have to recycle this car and *then* get a new one.

When Maya was sick, she talked a lot about how God would help make her better.
"He'll just go to the store and get me some medicine."
I had to explain that that isn't exactly how it works!

Driving to the store the other day:
Maya ~ Mommy, your belly isn't big.  I think the baby is somewhere else?
Me ~ Somewhere else?  Where did the baby go?
Maya ~ Um, just, lower.
(I ended the conversation here! :))

Maya, running out of her room:
"Mommy!  There's a pretend moose in my room!  Can you please ask him to not scare me?"

Maya no longer lets me help her pick out her clothes, so the outfits that she sports are often very interesting.  The other day, when it was about 35 degrees outside (seriously???  WHERE ARE YOU SPRING???) Maya bounded out of her room in a sleeveless dress and capri leggings.  I told her that her outfit was ok, but that she'd have to wear a sweater with it.  
"I don't need a sweater Mommy.  Don't worry, I'll be careful."
Um, careful that she doesn't get frostbite?  Silly thing.

And from Charlotte :)  Maya was interrogating me about who moved the toys off of her dresser.  I told her that I didn't remember doing it, but that it was possible.  Maya was adamant that she didn't move them.  Charlotte piped in:
"Maybe Daddy just move them.  Sometimes Daddy just do that."

I love that she is starting to be involved in our conversations :)  Her favorite words right now are "sometimes" and "just"

Tonight, Michael and I were watching the "Honey Badger" youtube video (not safe for kids/work ~ lots of swearing so be warned).  Charlotte saw it on Michael's phone (oops) and said, 
"Mommy, that animal craaaaazy!"

And now of course, pictures :)

We celebrated Easter with Penny (Michael's mom) this past weekend, and the Easter Bunny brought Maya a "big girl" bike.  Ya'll, it's pink.  And covered in princesses.  It's pretty much perfect for her!  Obviously it is her favorite thing ever (and don't worry, the Easter Bunny, when he comes to our house, is bringing her a bike helmet).

Maya wasn't in the room when I took this picture...this was her only opportunity to check it out :)

They also hunted for Easter eggs, and Maya stored some in the bag on the front of her bike.

Along with Easter eggs, Penny the Easter Bunny hid Pez dispensers.  As you can see, Charlotte was mainly interested in those!

Little Miss also got a doctor kit.  Both girls LOVE it and spend a lot of the day pretending to be sick and making each other better.

Charlotte was happy to just run around and play with her little yellow car.

We went to the Palm Sunday service at my mom's church.  I tried to get a picture of the girlies in their beautiful dresses (thanks, Penny!), but they were too busy playing to look at the camera.  This is the best I could do!

Next time, egg dying and glitter!


1 comment:

picturingtheordinary said...

How did I miss this post?! The comment about recycling your car seriously made me laugh out loud! Congratulations Maya on your first bike!!!!